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' . . . a small part of his income was derived from the pilotage of timid women . . . from Tellson's side of the tides to the opposite shore.' 'Pilotage' refers, in this context, to Mr. Cruncher's occupation of ferrying people across the river. He makes a speciaty of comforting and reassuring timid women, in the hope of a good tip.

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